Why Being Phone Savvy is the Secret to Having a Successful Small Business

Why Being Phone Savvy is the Secret to Having a Successful Small Business

    

The hot button words of the business world these days are ‘small’ and ‘local’. The focus on localization has drawn a lot of interested people to small businesses around the country. Do you have what it takes to start a small business? Of course you do, but not without a bit of help from close friends, loved ones, and colleagues. But there’s also a small hero that you’re probably not thinking about: your phone. Who knew the secrets of business management were all tucked away in your pocket?

Let’s dive into how using your phone to manage your business can make all the difference.

Inventory Management Apps 


Business is all about the inventory. Even if you’re selling services, the input output ratio will make or break you. A lot of small businesses go under because they don’t keep track of their products.
Keeping an excel spreadsheet is the traditional way to manage inventory, but it results in a lot of clerical errors. This could mean spending extra time on unnecessary stock sorting or running out of things during peak business hours.

That’s where your phone swoops in to save the day. Want an app to keep track of your inventory? Apps like topshelf can help. They put all your stock in one place and make it extremely simple to update numbers.

Employee Management and Scheduling Apps


Here’s another complicated aspect of business owning: employees. They are the bread and butter of a good business. If your employees are wonderful it reflects well on your company, but managing them can be a difficult task.

Excel sheets used to be the best friend of the traditional small business owner, but this led to schedule mix-ups, accidental double shifting, and lack of manpower during crucial hours.

Imagine having everyone’s schedules at the press of a button. Being able to immediately make changes when someone requests off or has to change shifts with someone. It seems like a dream come true. Apps like Homebase have all your employee scheduling needs covered. They give every employee a profile linked to the company, so the schedule goes out to everyone at the same time.

No more “I didn’t see the new schedule” excuses. Everything is centralized so your employees can see when they’re schedule. It also makes it easy for them to be feedback about their shifts and what went well and/or wrong.

Social Media Management Apps


Marketing, marketing, marketing. That’s what it’s all about these days. If you want your company to flourish, you better come up with good Facebook campaign ideas. The Instagram posts from your business better be poppin’ and relevant or else you’ll be ignored. Don’t forget to make sure your Twitter feed is constantly updated with great deals and promotions.

Seems like a lot to manage, right? Well what if I told you there was an app for that? Yes, an app to manage all your social media apps. Sounds a bit redundant. But they’re extremely useful.

Apps like Zoho allow you to log into all your accounts from one app. From there you can schedule and queue posts, check your engagement on the different platforms, and create new post updates for your followers.

Bottom Line


With all your tools in your pocket, being a small business owner seems a lot more manageable. Your phone saves you time, effort, and additional expenses with little to no energy expended. There are a lot of different apps on the market to make your business journey easier. This means that no matter whether you sell shoes or offer real estate consultations, you can rest assured that an app has got your back.


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